Favorite New Product 2.0
I played with the Stampin’ Up!®Pigment Sprinkles today. Oh. My. Goodness. This was so fun. First, I love the colors – all six of them. Second, the packaging is amazing. I love the shaker tops with lids to keep them from spilling. And third, they’re surprising. If you look at the information in the online store, it tells you that you need to add water to see the exact color. Well, I didn’t realize until I used them what that meant. When I shook out several of the powdered sprinkles, the color was nothing like I thought it would be. I can’t remember exactly, but it was like the green was orange, and the orange was pink. I felt like I was stamping with Mary Poppins when I spritzed with water and the colors were all as they should be. So here’s the finished card.
I still need to work a little more with these sprinkles. I was trying to keep most of the color away from the unicorn’s face, so there are some “splotches” that should be more spread out. But overall, I love this card.
The first thing I did was stamp the unicorn in a light color (I used Petal Pink) on Whisper White Cardstock using my Stamparatus. I wanted to get an idea of where the face would be when I added the sprinkles and spritzed. I left the stamp on the plate, but I removed the card stock.
I decided to use Melon Mambo, Mango Melody, and Granny Apple Green Pigment Sprinkles. I shook a bit out, then spritzed with a Stampin’ Spritzer. I tried to keep the spritzer opening pointing away from the unicorn so s/he wouldn’t get too colorful.
After my card stock dried, I inserted the card stock back into the Stamparatus, then stamped the unicorn one more time over the original using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. I also stamped the sentiment in the Memento Ink as well. Then I added some color. I used Dark Melon Mambo, Dark Mango Melody, and Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends to color the flowers and unicorn mane. So far, so good.
Next, I stamped the swirl in Smoky Slate Classic Ink. And then came the fun. I lightly traced the swirl with Multipurpose Liquid Glue, then added some Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter. Then I traced the word sparkle with a Clear Wink of Stella Pen. It was ok, but not quite sparkly enough. I traced some of the unicorn’s mane and horn with more Multipurpose Liquid Glue, then added more Dazzling Diamonds. Finally (although you probably can’t see it unless you’re “in person”) I added a few Heart Epoxy Droplets to the card. It definitely sparkles. (In fact, I was working on a sympathy card at the same time, and the glitter morphed to the sympathy card. Now it’s a little too sparkly to be a sympathy card. Oops. Time to get out a Swiffer® sheet.)
If I recreate this card, I may stamp a partial swirl on the bottom right corner. I’m not sure though. The sparkly mane might be enough. What do you think?
After consulting with my creative director (Amelia), I added the stamped layer to a Melon Mambo card base. This card just makes me happy.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a sparkly day!